According to the Oxford Dictionary, a boundary is defined as “a line that marks the limits of an area.” In more straightforward terms, it’s the line you clearly draw so that others know not to cross it. Boundaries are essential to healthy relationships, whether that’s among friends, within the workplace or in a romantic partnership.

Thanks to glands of the endocrine system like the ovaries, testes, thyroid and hypothalamus, special chemical messengers known as hormones influence the health of our minds and bodies every day — whether it’s basic needs like hunger and movement to more complex systems such as puberty and reproduction. Hormones can also influence our emotions and moods.

Want to be more productive, successful and organized? Want less chaos in your life and more Zen? Establishing a routine after you wake up – whether it’s 5 a.m. or 5 p.m. – sets the tone for the rest of your day and can help you feel calm, in control, powerful and more productive.

Hair loss (or alopecia) for a woman can be emotionally painful. While some men with no hair are considered handsome, this is not the case for women whom often perceive their hair as part of their physical identity. Losing it can be distressing. And yet, according to the American Academy of Dermatology 40 percent of women have visible hair loss by the time they are 40.

While most new moms know that a baby will change their world, few are prepared for the emotional and physical challenges that follow childbirth.

It’s the end of a long day. You pull on your pajamas and crawl into bed, ready to get some much-needed sleep, when suddenly, instead of resting, you immediately find your mind racing. The thoughts come tumbling, one after another: Am I ready for that meeting in the morning? Is that the dog barking? When can I stop by the grocery store to get snacks for my daughter’s class? Before you know it, you’ve been tossing and turning for an hour with no sign of sleep.

How taking self-defense classes can help you gain strength and gain confidence, plus check out 4 moves every woman should know.

Westinghouse’s Sarah Mills is an avid runner who has competed in three marathons, and who recently gave birth to a baby girl, serves as a fit inspiration, staying active even during the cold Minnesota winters and throughout her pregnancy.

Evidence shows everyone, especially women, can achieve a number of health benefits from regular strength training, also known as resistance training or weight training.

Yoga students and instructors say people are dropping their preconceived notions about yoga being a mostly spiritual or even religious experience, and waking up the fact it can be a great way to build strength and release stress, all while working up a sweat.

From common illnesses like the flu to lesser-known names like pertussis (a.k.a. whooping cough), keeping up with recommended vaccinations not only protects your healthy, but it could save the lives of your loved ones. 

From baked goods to blankets and jewelry, ARIN employees are helping raise money for research through the Susan G. Komen Foundation by auctioning off various handmade items during their Think Pink Silent Auction, which is held every October—Breast Cancer Awareness Month.